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Preparing for the first game Craig Thomas

Sione Pouha was asked about the unique challenges of preparing for Week One.

“It’s kind of tricky the first game because you don’t have as much footage,” Pouha said. “What you’re trying to do is just gain as much information as you can from preseason for what it’s worth and from the season before. You look at the tendencies that they might have over the years. You just gather all that up. Being the first game, it gets kind of tricky because you don’t have that much film from previous weeks to study, so you do all you can to gather the information, and then you transfer it on to the practice field.”